Woke up this morning to the news that David Bowie has died at the age of 69. This coming just days after his birthday, the same day he released his ...
The first issue of The Billboard Advertiser It was 80 years ago today that Billboard Magazine launched The Hit Parade, a countdown of the most popular recordings in the country based ...
Two musical events occurred on this day in history — 8 years apart — that changed South Florida and music.  In 1960 the teen comedy Where the Boys Are was released ...
Frank Zappa before the mustache There are two big events in today’s music history and I couldn’t decide between them. On this day in 1940 Frank Zappa was born. In unrelated ...
On this day in 1911 Lindley Armstrong Jones was born. He later got the nickname Spike because he was as thin as a railroad spike. Spike Jones was, essentially, a drummer. ...
A precurser to the Baby Boomer Youth Culture to come, Rock, Rock, Rock! is one of the earliest Rock and Roll movies, released all the way back in 1956. Youth culture ...
On this day in 1961 The Beatles meet with Brian Epstein to discuss whether he would manage them. And, nothing was ever the same again. According to This Day In Music: Brian ...
On this day in 1977 (as The Music History Calendar tells us): Bing Crosby’s last Christmas special airs. The show was recorded in September, and Crosby died that October. The ...
He never said a word in the movies, but Harpo Marx never had a problem getting his point across. At a time when Talkies were all the rage, Harpo remained ...
Celebrating a birthday today is Dan Penn, a name almost unknown, but the writer of some of the greatest Soul tunes ever recorded. Born Wallace Daniel Pennington according to his ...
When I was going to Coffey Junior High School, in Detroit, a prized piece of ephemera was a mimeographed sheet of paper with what was purported to be the real, ...
Celebrating a birthday today is k.d. lang, born Kathryn Dawn Lang in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  Canadians have been enjoying k.d. lang since 1983, when she was performing what she called Cow ...

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